Sunday, October 12, 2008

No Water Required Flowers


I was very busy yesterday with housecleaning, laundry, and not having the garage sale I was supposed to have! Neighbor did not get an ad in the paper as planned and I think I was really glad about that. I did not feel very good Friday and yesterday but I'm feeling a little perkier today. Anyway, I did find time to create these little (what I call) NO WATER REQUIRED FLOWER GREETINGS. I made three. But I have several more different themes I want to create. We will see about that. Oh, I should give credit where it is due. I was inspired to create these by two people. One, Pocket Full of Prettys....her little magic wands are so awesome! Then Butt Uglee's fabric flowers. She sent me one so I got to see it in person. I loved her little black and white stems. See how lovely it is to share our art and ideas? See how we each have our own spin on things.

Really, I did work on the large commission art piece. It is requiring so much paint. I just felt I needed to go over the background again because it seemed sparse. It is coming out very pretty and I think the lady that ordered the painting is going to be pleased. I am glad she is not in a hurry though because it is taking much longer than I anticipated. It is just hard for someone like me to stay focused on such a large project. So, I have to do a little of this and then a little of that and then back to the big piece. I can't wait to show it to you all when I am done. I actually have taken pics along the way to do a slide show called "Evolution of My First Huge Painting". But I don't want to show anything until I get it done and the owner sees it.

8 comments:

rhea Calvert said...

Cute flowers...great idea! Can't wait to see the painting! Am getting anxious! Love you! Rhea

grrl+dog said...

So good to have little art diversions to procrastinate with while ignoring the big piece, ha ha... thanks for the link to butt uglee's again..she is so cool.

Lisa said...

love the flowers! so cute. can't wait to see the big one! luv ya lisa

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Oh Honey, your little no water required flowers are so cute. I love them, and I love that I help inspire you. I did try soldering again this weekend, but the results are in the trash! I just can't do it. Oh well...love ya, Renea

sashibala said...

I love your flowers and they are just the kind that I can grow, too. ;) I'm glad to hear your large project is coming along slowly but surely. I can't wait to see the pictures! After about 2 hours of working on something, I get bored with it so I admire that you are able to keep going back to it. :)

afiori said...

These are so pretty! And so much less depressing than flowers made from fabric...

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Jo Anne O. said...

Hey Leslie! What a cool idea to alter these wooden flowers! Sort of gives me ideas about all those wooden shapes in the craft stores...hum...

Lisa said...

My grandpa used to make these and I've even had a couple. They must be in storage. What a creative way to update them. I love them!